Edward A. Filene
GPS: N42° 21.164; W71° 4.021
A plaque honoring Edward A. Filene is located on Tremont Street near the corner of Charles Street on the Boston Common.
George Aarons created this bronze sculpture of Edward A. Filene that was erected on the Boston Common in May 1959. Edward Filene was the founder of William Filene's Sons Company and the credit union movement in the United States. The plaque was dedicated by the International Credit Union Association to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first credit union law in 1909.
The plaque is inscribed:
AUTHOR, SCHOLAR, OUTSTANDING CITIZEN OF BOSTON
AND PUBLIC BENEFACTOR
ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE FOUNDER OF THE/CREDIT UNION MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
THIS TABLET ERECTED BY/THE CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION